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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in April 2005
Cognizant Latest Offshore Outsourcer To Post Double-Digit Growth
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Sales jump 52% in first quarter.
IBM Workers In Europe May Strike Over Offshoring
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
Shareholders at IBM's annual meeting this week will vote on an anti-offshoring resolution.
Strong Outsourcing Sales Drive Wipro Earnings
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
The company is the latest Indian IT services provider to report rapid sales growth.
The Flatness of Thomas L. Friedman
Commentary  |  4/21/2005  | 
New York Times reporter Thomas L. Friedman is one of our more insightful commentators on the mid-East, globalization and international affairs. But it's also true that Friedman at times gets carried away with himself. In his new book, The World Is Flat, Friedman draws a bit too much meaning from East/West, new world/old world, hi tech/low tech juxtapositions that by now are commonplace. For instance, Friedman seems almost dumbstruck by this banal utterance from Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani: "Tom
Analysts: Offshoring Will Continue To Boom Despite Setbacks
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
Long-term factors driving offshore outsourcing, including cost and lack of in-house IT staff, are still prevalent.
Outsourcing Successes Rival Those Of Marriage
Commentary  |  4/19/2005  | 
Companies don't outsource core competencies. It's a concept carved in stone. But exactly what is or isn't a core competency? You might be surprised that routine processes commonly outsourced might be core to a company's bottom line. Take, for instance, accounts payable.
IBM Needs A Shakeup
Commentary  |  4/18/2005  | 
In the wake of a tepid first quarter, IBM officials say a "sizeable restructuring" is imminent at the company. Given its recent string of underwhelming financial reports, nothing less would seem in order.
Cognizant Buys Business Systems Consulting Firm
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
Fathom Solutions, the acquired company, has application-development expertise in a number of vertical industries.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  4/15/2005  | 
Kerry's Latest Benedict Arnold is Heinz
Commentary  |  4/15/2005  | 
During the 2004 presidential campaign, Democratic candidate John Kerry vilified corporate heads who presided over the outsourcing of jobs overseas as "Benedict Arnold CEOs." Kerry can now add another industry chieftain to his list of those he considers to be national traitors: William R. Johnson, president, CEO, and chairman of H.J. Heinz Company-the multi-billion dollar food empire founded by Teresa Heinz Kerry's late, fo
Gartner: Indian Outsourcer Fraud No Big Deal
News  |  4/15/2005  | 
A recent incident of outsourced call center fraud in India won't be a significant damper on offshore outsourcing, a research firm says.
The Hard Road To Outsourcing
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
GE Mulls Massive ERP Implementation
News  |  4/5/2005  | 
Company could adopt outsourcing model for enterprise applications, executive says.
Northwestern Mutual Looks To Protect Customer Data Outsourced To India
News  |  4/4/2005  | 
Effort allows insurance company to use Indian service provider to test and maintain business applications.
Outsourcing: Back In The USSR
News  |  4/4/2005  | 
Russia wants a bigger piece of the global outsourcing business, and it is launching a drive next week on its way to becoming what it calls "the next global leader in outsourcing."

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